Letter to Lieut. Daniel McDougal Authorizing a Meeting of the Medical Board to Examine and Report on Wounds Sustained During War of 1812
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- This is a letter to Lieut. Daniel McDougal authorizing a meeting of the Medical Board to examine and report on the wounds he sustained during the War of 1812. The letter is signed by Edward M. [Maton] from the Office of Government in York on September 8th, 1821. The inside paper, which is not formally included within the body of the letter, states the following: "the disability on account of the wounds for which his pension was granted still continues".
McDougal was in the Upper Canada Incorporated Militia during the War of 1812. It is said that he was also at Fort George on March 27, 1813 when it was taken by American troops. He was also severely wounded at Lundy's Lane on July 25, 1814 when he was struck 7 times but was able to recover from his wounds. Unfortunately, McDougal had health problems and a lead ball stuck in his body for the rest of his life.
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- 8 September 1821
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